Outdoor Wedding with Character: Annie & Charles

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photography courtesy of Mary Wyar

Luck was on our side when Annie and Charles married at the beautiful Hines Hill Conference Center in Peninsula, Ohio on September 24th. It was a rainy, gloomy week...even the day before we trudged around in our rubber boots to do set up but it was absolutely gorgeous on wedding day and this sweet couple deserved it! I met Annie and her dear mom, Barb when they were searching for the perfect outdoor venue. It just so happened that I had done a lovely ceremony at this venue in 2010 and I thought it would be perfect for them. Charles is an avid fisherman and as you can tell, the details certainly reflected this.

There were so many amazing details at this wedding. The family hand dyed the vintage napkins and table runners. One of the most interesting trends they opted for is the bride and groom meet and greet before the ceremony. I absolutely love this because it gives guests an opportunity to enjoy time with the couple and everyone is very relaxed before the start of the festivities. Annie dressed in a casual dress with cowboy boots before changing into her beautiful gown. After cocktails, guests enjoyed dinner under the tent which was catered by the wonderful people at Spice of Life Catering. There was a fire going with s'more ingredients and pashminas available. Dancing took place in the barn with desserts and late nite pizza.

Mary Wyar provided these beautiful pictures!

Here is a lovely note from Annie's parents:

Dear Allison,

Thank you for helping to make Annie and Charles' wedding perfect. Your quiet guiding expertise calmed all our nerves. From leading us to the Stone Cottage and the photographer, through the last week of phone calls to vendors and even to the quick last minute fix to the lighting in the barn (note: courtesy of Rock the House!), you made sure our vision was carried out. Thank you and Heather for loading the cars and the clean up! We truly appreciate everything you did. We will definitely recommend you and Kirkbrides to future brides. Hope we can work together again. We have two more daughters!

Barbara and John Derethik


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